This Ramadan, consider donating your zakat to the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) to help fight Islamophobia. The organization has been declared eligible for zakat by the Canadian Council of Imams as well as other Muslim Canadian Islamic scholars because NCCM’s work is classified as ‘Fee-sabeelillah’, which is one of the eight categories of Zakat recipients detailed in the Qur’an (Chapter 9, Verse 60).
TorontoMuslims, a project of the Muslim Canadian non-profit organization Dawanet, launched a brand new environmental campaign aimed at promoting sustainable practices within Mosques and Islamic centres. #WasteFreeRamadan has distributed 10,000 free Eco-friendly reusable drinking containers across Muslim places of worship. Participating Masjids have discouraged salat-goers from bringing disposable plastic bottles, instead opting for the colourful range of BPA-free bottles provided by the campaign.
When Ahmad Iqbal moved to North America, he was surprised by this culture’s bathroom habits. A Pakistani Canadian who grew up in the Middle East and Asia, he was used to washing with water after using the toilet. Seeing as this is the religious requirement for all Muslims, bidets are staples of most modern Muslim homes and are even common in countries like South Korea and Japan. However, they are not commonly found in North American households.
But Ahmad hopes to change that. He founded Nadeef (clean in Arabic), a company which sells easy to install hand-held bidets, offering a simple and affordable solution for anyone in North America who wants a more hygienic and environmentally friendly alternative to toilet paper.
Muslim Link interviewed Ahmad about Nadeef Bidet and the lessons he has learned from his experience in business that he hopes will help other aspiring entrepreneurs.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) welcomes Canada Post's first-ever commemorative Eid Stamp.
The stamp was revealed on May 23rd in Montréal, Quebec and Richmond Hill, Ontario during simultaneous events held with members of the Muslim community. These regions are home to more than half of Canada's over one million Muslims.
Youth from Muslims communities living across Canada, aged 15 to 30, are invited to submit proposals for a digital video production to be part of a travelling 4th Wall video art exhibition project entitled "Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion".
Local Somali Canadian university students have come together to organize a fundraising iftar to raise awareness and money to help people impacted by the drought and famine in Somalia. The iftar takes place on June 7.